Nov 17, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Alabama will be invading V3Fights on November 23 at Minglewood Hall. Whether it’s the main event fight, the co-main event, a V3Fights’ veteran, or a debut, the state of Alabama will be well represented on this card. One of these fighters from the great state of Alabama, Matthew Elkins, will be stepping into the V3 cage for the very first time.

Elkins hails from Trussville, AL and is currently 6-1 and trains out of Spartan Fitness in Birmingham. He grew up a wrestler and competed on the collegiate level at Newberry College. However, before the start of his sophomore season, he left school and a friend of his had asked him to try jiu-jitsu. At first he was reluctant to go because of his proud wrestling background, but he tried it out that night in a garage and was instantly hooked. He now holds a blue belt in that discipline and jiu-jitsu then led him to MMA where he is one of the most dangerous ground fighters around.

On November 23, he will have his hands full with former lightweight champion, Tyler “Zombie” Hill. When asked about his upcoming fight, here is what Elkins had to say: “I’m excited to fight Tyler Hill. Obviously the name of the game is to fight the best and climb the ladder to the top. Tyler has proven himself to be a viscous competitor, so it only makes sense to fight him. I feel that we have different styles that we are both very confident in. He probably feels that he has the advantage on the feet, and I on the ground. However, with two well-rounded fighters like ourselves, the fight will have to speak for itself. I think fight fans win with this matchup. Whether a nine second knockout or nine minutes of hell, I assure you that people will be getting their money’s worth out of this one!”

Come check out Elkins, as well as other standout fighters from Alabama, on November 23 at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN!!!!

WHAT: V3Fights: Milanowski vs Orr

WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 2013

6:00 p.m. Doors open

7:00 p.m. Fights start

WHERE: Minglewood Hall

1555 Madison Ave.

Memphis TN, 38104

ADMISSION: $45, $35 (reserved seating), $25 (general admission)

Tickets available at,, or

the Minglewood Hall Boxing Office

All ages are welcome

For further information, go to

About V3Fights V3Fights was founded in Memphis, TN as an amateur fighting circuit in 2009. The company’s mission is to provide quality MMA events for fans across the Mid-South, while serving as a proving ground for future professional MMA fighters. For more information on V3Fights, visit


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